doubt that this country and each of our states will be better off for generations to come. thank you for the commitment to that. , for being here today. may god bless each and every one of you. [applause] >> i am so happy to introduce ted cruz. it's rather personal for me. he's an old friend and i've been waiting for years for him to run for office and win office and hold office, and the first time ted ran for office, the very first time, he landed in the u.s. senate, imagine that, and not from delaware, not from some other little state, not from a state with a low population, from the second most populous state, texas, a state teeming with veteran, seasoned politicians just burning to move up and here comes ted, no name, no offense, no wealth, no family connections and ted wins a seat in the u.s. senate.